Year: 2006

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Nils Økland is perhaps the most significant folk musician playing in Norway today. His instrument is the traditional...

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Some readers of this blog will know a lot about the Sámi people, some will know nothing. I...

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Edvard Munch's craftmanship extended far beyond oil painting. In the late 1890s he created highly experimental woodcarvings that...

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Bizarrely, this is me (on the left) being interviewed for television. I was at a tourist site in...

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The scene depicted in Scandinavia's most famous painting, Munch's Skrik (the Scream, as seen here), is from a...

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This bust of polar explorer Fritjof Nansen can be seen in Frammuseet, the Oslo museum that contains his...

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It hit the news a few weeks ago: Oslo has now overtaken Tokyo as the most expensive city...

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Some time ago I wrote an entry called Arbeid, which was about working in Norway. Tonight I'm updating...

This week I went to the funeral of a woman I worked with in London. Her husband was...

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Ok, so I was in the Sound of Mu, opening the bar for the day. Petter was there,...